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  1. free standing pergola footing

    Building & Construction
    i'm looking to build a 10'x10' free standing pergola. i'm located in corona, ca so the winds can be strong a couple times a year. option 1 buy 4"x4"x12' pressure treated wood and dig a 10" diameter hole 24" deep and use concrete to embed it. option 2 buy 4"x4"x8' douglas fir (painted) and put...
  2. Freestanding deck... ledger tie-in okay?

    All of the arguments on both sides have pursuaded me that I'm going to overcome the deficiencies of the deck that came with my home by making the replacement a "freestanding" deck. The portion I'm going to rebuild first fits into the corner formed by perpendicular outside walls of the two-story...